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Teacher of Art - Full-time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-20-T
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:Academy Teacher Band 1-9 (Main / UPS Equivalent)
  • Start Date:Sept 2023 or early
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Teacher of Art

Due to a current member of staff taking on a wider school role, a role has become available for an additional member of staff within the art department.

The Art department, which sits in the practical faculty, is a well-resourced and established department. The facilities include; a photography studio, a darkroom, a kiln, a clay wheel and specialist glazes, a heat press, Adobe Suite will all modern digital editing software, a suite of DSLR cameras and a sixth form specific art studio. The Art schemes of work are engaging and embedded allowing students to develop their skills each year, and allowing staff to access all the resources and high-quality learning materials easily.

We are a school that celebrates the arts, and students can study the art curriculum from years 7-13. Students in KS3 participate in weekly art lessons and those students that have a specific passion for the arts can attend additional ‘pillars’ lessons each week. During these lessons, staff can step away from the national curriculum and teach their passion and interests. This can be an exciting opportunity to try new things that the teacher wants to explore and discover new materials with smaller groups. These students typically chose to study art further in KS4 undertaking GCSE Art and Design. We have a good number of students carrying on to study art in KS5, they branch out and study one of our specialism subjects within the department which are; Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design and Textiles, and those students have their own dedicated art studio in the middle of the department, which is open for students 8-6pm.

Our students go on to exciting destinations such as animation, graphic design, architecture, fashion marketing and photojournalism. We have very strong links to our 3 local universities which are the University of Kent, Christchurch University and UCA. They also offer fantastic opportunities for outreach, workshops and trips to inspire and excite our students.

If this sounds like just the role for you, then we would love to hear from you.

Please note that this is a rolling advert meaning that applications will be assessed upon receipt and applicants may be called for interview prior to the closing date.

Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

The Canterbury Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. All posts will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.